Racism and Discrimination Essay

616 WordsNov 1, 20123 Pages
Racism and Discrimination Affects Everyone A kid, crying and sniffling, has had a rough day. Why is this you ask. Well this boy is crying because he is a victim of racism and discrimination. Racism and discrimination affect a large group of people each and every day. It may be a joke amongst you and your friends. But the truth is racism and discrimination is no joke at all. To start, I have witnessed racism and discrimination first hand. My childhood friend was teased on a daily basis. He was constantly teased for his race and the choice of friends he hung out with. This caused big problems which I shall get to in a little. I have also seen it in early childhood sports. I used to play football when I was younger and let me tell you we had one game that just got out of control. My friend made and excellent tackle against the opposing team. So this kid got up and tackled my friend to the ground where he then called him the "N" word and started throwing punches at my teammate. I mean it does affect everyone. After this incident happened in the football game my friend didn't want to play in that game anymore and he was down. But back to my child hood friend he was constantly put down as well as my cousins. They were always being put down and made fun of. This hurt me alone just to know that someone could be so heartless and do this for their entertainment. These people made it a battle to get my friend to go to school. I mean you sure do sound like a swell person, especially when you terrorize people's lives and in some cases cause them to kill themselves. Every year per every population of 100,000 people 1,369.2 black males and 895.6 white males commit suicide due to racism and discrimination. In Aurora, Colorado 397.6 black males committed suicide while 177.7 white males died by the hand of racism. Due to discrimination amongst certain groups of people
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